NFL Insider Expects Buffalo Bills to Offer Big-Money Contract to Josh Allen in Postseason

Published 01/09/2021, 1:50 PM EST
Dec 19, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) looks to throw against Denver Broncos defensive tackle McTelvin Agim (95) during the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports


The Buffalo Bills are back in the Playoffs after a 3-year-long hiatus. What’s more, they sealed their first division title in 25 years. All this boils down to some impressive acquisitions both in the backroom staff and roster. But none have been more impressive than that of quarterback Josh Allen

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Allen, who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2018, has enjoyed a stellar 2020 regular season. In fact, he’s been so good that he’s in the MVP race.

Massive contract in the offing for Josh Allen

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The 3rd year quarterback’s performance obviously warrants him a new contract. A big one at that. And according to the NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Bills are set to make their move this spring or summer to seal Allen’s future at Buffalo. 

Many believe that Allen, who is still on his rookie contract, has earned himself a big-money contract for his performances over the season.

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With 38 passing touchdowns 4,500+ passing yards, Allen has played a crucial role in the Bills’ successes this season. 

The QB drafted from Wyoming has also been a threat on the ground. With over 400 rushing yards and 8 rushing touchdowns, Allen is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the league.

Allen’s performances haven’t gone unnoticed. Thanks to his heroics over the course of the regular season, Allen led his Bills to a 13-3 record. He also recently got named in the second-team All-Pro for 2020. 

Franchise QBs come at a price

The role of quarterback is one of the most sought after positions in the league. And when it comes to franchise quarterbacks, big money is involved. Why wouldn’t there be? These players are supposed to be the face of their respective franchises. 

Case in point, Patrick Mahomes. The Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl-winning QB became the highest-paid player in the entire league on the back of a 10-year-deal which will see him earn $45 million a season. 

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Even Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles signed a 4-year-deal with the franchise worth $128 million in total earnings.

Dec 19, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) stiff arms Denver Broncos linebacker A.J. Johnson (45) during the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

Allen’s stock could surge even further if the Bills manage to make a deep playoff run this season. But regardless of the Bills’ postseason performance, one can expect Allen to sign a contract running into 6 figures when he decides to do so.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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